Lydia Bergen, manager, sustainable fisheries initiative, NEAQ; George Kierstead, executive chef, NEAQ
Aquarium Fish stocks around the world are threatened by overfishing. The aquaculture industry is expanding at an exponential pace. The demand for seafood globally is increasing every year. How can we maintain our natural marine resources and feed our global community? The Seafood Choices Movement is striving to tackle this question and the New England Aquarium is deeply embedded in this process.
Lydia Bergen directs and manages all projects related to fisheries conservation work at the New England Aquarium. In this role, she is a principal investigator and manager of the ChoiceCatch(tm) program, a cornerstone of the SFI. Lydia holds a Masters of Public Policy degree from Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and a Bachelor of Science in geology from Wellesley College. Before joining the Aquarium in 2005, Lydia was consulting for Boston-area nonprofits and environmental organizations. Previously, Lydia worked as the Policy and Outreach Coordinator for a consortium of marine scientists based on the US west coast called the Partnership for Interdisciplinary Studies of Coastal Oceans (PISCO).
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